Over $1M in federal funding awarded to help domestic abuse survivors in Troy

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A big boost in federal funding will help support victims of domestic violence.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced on Thursday that the Unity House of Troy, Inc. will get $1,066,776 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice under the Violence Against Women Act.

The money will provide assistance for rental homes, households and housing placement in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

Additional services will include case management, safety planning, personal and systems advocacy, employment services, transportation and nutrition services.

Unity House will be partnering with the Corporation for AIDS Research, Education and Services.

Gillibrand released the following statement:

This critical federal funding will help the Unity House of Troy facilitate a wide range of programs to better assist domestic violence survivors within the LGBT community, particularly those living with HIV and AIDS. Domestic violence is a serious problem and we need to work towards creating a safe environment for individuals and families. By increasing accessibility to housing services for survivors we can help provide the support and resources they need to be protected and put their lives back together.

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